At Royd we want to enthuse and excite children about maths in the hope that one day they may become budding mathematicians, engineers, architects or the many other jobs that require maths.  However, we also understand that on a daily basis everyday maths is of importance to buy your shopping, pay for bills and work out how much you need for sweets.  For this reason, considerable importance is attached to the children achieving and understanding mathematical processes, concepts and skills, as Maths is an essential life skill.

An enthusiastic attitude is encouraged by presenting it in an interesting and enjoyable way, allowing the children to actively participate in the learning process, thus creating a sense of achievement and confidence. There is a strong emphasis on the development of mental arithmetic and giving opportunities for pupils to use and apply mathematics in real life situations. We achieve this by singing maths songs, making things, playing games and using practical resources.

Maths is taught through a daily Maths lesson which follows the principles of the Primary Numeracy Framework. The children’s Maths skills are improved with daily Mental and Oral that often involve a good sing song and sands of time booklets which they do a sheet of every day.

Maths learning is embedded through our topic work by looking at money from a long time ago in History, to counting how many minibeasts we can find in the garden.  At Royd, we want maths to become an every day enjoyment which is why we encourage this to also happen at home through maths games and maths homework.  However, we do not underestimate the value of talk in maths and how every day conversations about how many beans are on your plate?  Or add three beans to that how many do you get?  Play an impact on children’s development.

If you want to help more at home here are some resources or alternatively go to your child’s purple mash page.

Foundation and KS1 – Counting

Foundation and KS1 – Matching


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